Angry letters between Hunter Thompson and Ralph Steadman

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Another gem from Letters of Note: Hunter S Thompson gets mad at artist/collaborator Ralph Steadman for sending cartoons of Thompson to Jann Wenner at Rolling Stone. Steadman replies: "Don't get pompous with me. I am not one of your goddamn sycophants."

Full size scans and plaintext transcripts at site. Don't get pompous with me

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  1. I’m kind of meh about the actual letters, but “Don’t get pompous with me. I am not one of your goddamn sycophants or acolytes” is going to get heavy rotation in my internet comment-postings.

  2. I like that his drawing is labeled gives his name as “Dr Hunter S Thompson”. Staying respectful in the face of rage, while your point is “I am not one of your goddamn sycophants” – that is a class act.

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